Coutinho targeting more assists

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has set his sights on adding more assists to his game following his recent goal-scoring form.

The Brazil international has netted three goals in his last two games, netting the Reds' sole goal in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Liverpool's striker struggles have been well documented, with injuries claiming two front men, while the remaining two are still settling in at the club.

And Coutinho believes he can help Christian Benteke and Divock Origi settle at the club by providing them with ammunition to score more goals, but insists that working on an understanding in training will be crucial.

"I have to adapt to them, but it’s not only me who must do this," he told the official Liverpool FC magazine. "When you get new players, especially strikers, it is the job of all of the team to give them the service they need.

"I have to learn whether it is right to play a fast ball or a pass along the ground, depending on who I am playing the ball to.

"The training sessions are very, very important for this adaptation process to happen. We work on this every day in training and the sessions are very intense.

"If we're not doing it right, or something isn't working, we do it again and again until we get it right. The more you train with your teammates, the more you learn about each other and this is important for the team to do well."

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